Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 11 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 21,519 24,428 27,649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.54% 14.66% 14.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.99% 48.14% 49.43%
Number of salaries quoted 18,631 21,729 24,919
England median annual salary £46,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 47,835 50,746 55,938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 30.09% 30.46% 30.04%
Number of salaries quoted 39,124 42,677 48,379
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 8,328 £57,500 +4.55% 880
South East -2 4,264 £45,000 +5.88% 510
North of England -3 3,381 £42,500 +6.25% 573
Midlands +2 2,275 £40,000 - 394
North West -1 1,897 £42,500 +6.25% 312
East of England +2 1,674 £45,000 +5.88% 227
South West -1 1,569 £40,000 - 237
West Midlands 0 1,234 £40,000 - 192
Yorkshire -4 1,223 £42,500 +6.25% 213
East Midlands +4 1,037 £40,000 -5.88% 202
North East -1 261 £38,750 +1.97% 48
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 11,546 (53.65%) .NET
2 11,519 (53.53%) C#
3 11,125 (51.70%) SQL
4 8,576 (39.85%) Microsoft
5 8,061 (37.46%) Agile Software Development
6 6,977 (32.42%) ASP.NET
7 6,689 (31.08%) MVC
8 6,450 (29.97%) JavaScript
9 5,059 (23.51%) HTML
10 4,872 (22.64%) Finance
11 4,534 (21.07%) Microsoft Azure
12 4,468 (20.76%) CSS
13 4,352 (20.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4,190 (19.47%) Windows
15 4,177 (19.41%) T-SQL
16 3,834 (17.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 3,817 (17.74%) TDD
18 3,687 (17.13%) Business Intelligence
19 3,652 (16.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 3,617 (16.81%) AngularJS
21 3,483 (16.19%) ASP.NET Web API
22 3,303 (15.35%) .NET Framework
23 2,884 (13.40%) Scrum
24 2,836 (13.18%) Oracle
25 2,692 (12.51%) jQuery
25 2,692 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
26 2,691 (12.51%) Degree
27 2,618 (12.17%) SQL Server 2016
28 2,482 (11.53%) Data Warehouse
29 2,417 (11.23%) Web Services

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,258 (5.85%) IIS
2 1,012 (4.70%) SharePoint
3 580 (2.70%) CMS
4 528 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
5 515 (2.39%) MS Exchange
6 385 (1.79%) Apache
7 306 (1.42%) Tomcat
8 288 (1.34%) Umbraco
9 271 (1.26%) Confluence
10 236 (1.10%) WebSphere
11 218 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
12 203 (0.94%) WebLogic
13 195 (0.91%) JBoss
14 176 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
14 176 (0.82%) Skype for Business
15 164 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 158 (0.73%) Apache Spark
17 154 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
18 151 (0.70%) EPiServer
19 140 (0.65%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1,119 (5.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 667 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
3 103 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 101 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 73 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 35 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 28 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 26 (0.12%) SPSS
9 13 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
10 12 (0.056%) InfoPath
11 10 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 8 (0.037%) AutoCAD
13 6 (0.028%) Fireworks
14 5 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.023%) InDesign
14 5 (0.023%) Maya
15 4 (0.019%) ProjectWise
15 4 (0.019%) Revit
15 4 (0.019%) Stata
Business Applications
1 417 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 215 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 181 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
4 87 (0.40%) Markit EDM
5 69 (0.32%) thinkFolio
6 63 (0.29%) NetSuite
7 52 (0.24%) Elite 3E
7 52 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 51 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 50 (0.23%) Eloqua
10 41 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
11 35 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
12 34 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 33 (0.15%) Magento
14 26 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
15 22 (0.10%) FastStats
16 18 (0.084%) Unit4 Business World
17 17 (0.079%) Documaker
17 17 (0.079%) Front Arena
17 17 (0.079%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4,534 (21.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,994 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
3 746 (3.47%) Office 365
4 583 (2.71%) SaaS
5 360 (1.67%) PaaS
6 300 (1.39%) IaaS
7 285 (1.32%) GitHub
8 218 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
9 173 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 162 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
11 124 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
12 122 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
13 106 (0.49%) npm
14 101 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
15 85 (0.39%) Serverless
16 83 (0.39%) Amazon S3
17 82 (0.38%) Google Play
18 68 (0.32%) Google Analytics
19 66 (0.31%) NuGet
20 64 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 688 (3.20%) Firewall
2 632 (2.94%) DNS
3 588 (2.73%) Internet
4 529 (2.46%) SAN
5 495 (2.30%) TCP/IP
6 371 (1.72%) DHCP
7 314 (1.46%) WAN
8 282 (1.31%) LAN
9 275 (1.28%) VPN
10 251 (1.17%) HTTP
11 190 (0.88%) NAS
12 174 (0.81%) SSL
13 169 (0.79%) Network Security
14 165 (0.77%) Skype
15 133 (0.62%) VLAN
16 122 (0.57%) Intranet
16 122 (0.57%) SMS
17 110 (0.51%) VoIP
18 83 (0.39%) FTP
19 77 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,834 (17.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3,652 (16.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,618 (12.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 2,482 (11.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2,208 (10.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,570 (7.30%) NoSQL
7 1,551 (7.21%) Relational Database
8 1,549 (7.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 1,481 (6.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 1,438 (6.68%) Power BI
11 1,412 (6.56%) MySQL
12 988 (4.59%) MongoDB
13 854 (3.97%) SQL Server 2014
14 707 (3.29%) Oracle Database
15 674 (3.13%) Big Data
16 630 (2.93%) RDBMS
17 550 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
18 391 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
19 378 (1.76%) Hadoop
20 355 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2,379 (11.06%) Git (software)
2 1,886 (8.76%) Visual Studio
3 1,608 (7.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 833 (3.87%) JIRA
5 717 (3.33%) TeamCity
6 611 (2.84%) NUnit
7 597 (2.77%) Jenkins
8 529 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 500 (2.32%) Subversion
10 451 (2.10%) Selenium
11 357 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
12 315 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 256 (1.19%) Bitbucket
14 197 (0.92%) MSTest
15 189 (0.88%) Moq
16 184 (0.86%) SpecFlow
17 182 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
18 162 (0.75%) Maven
19 160 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 149 (0.69%) gulp
General
1 4,872 (22.64%) Finance
2 1,007 (4.68%) Retail
3 996 (4.63%) Banking
4 946 (4.40%) Advertising
5 861 (4.00%) Marketing
6 713 (3.31%) Games
7 346 (1.61%) Legal
8 336 (1.56%) Front Office
9 328 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 288 (1.34%) Investment Banking
11 271 (1.26%) Telecoms
12 211 (0.98%) Law
13 186 (0.86%) Back Office
14 176 (0.82%) Automotive
15 131 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 129 (0.60%) Electronics
17 93 (0.43%) Music Industry
18 91 (0.42%) Publishing
19 87 (0.40%) German Language
20 73 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 12,713 (59.08%) Developer
2 6,324 (29.39%) .NET Developer
3 4,451 (20.68%) C# Developer
4 3,066 (14.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 2,218 (10.31%) Analyst
6 2,067 (9.61%) SQL Developer
7 1,835 (8.53%) Software Developer
8 1,775 (8.25%) Senior Developer
9 1,453 (6.75%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1,300 (6.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1,274 (5.92%) DBA
12 1,162 (5.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 1,045 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 1,007 (4.68%) .NET Software Developer
15 966 (4.49%) C# Software Developer
15 966 (4.49%) SQL DBA
16 826 (3.84%) Junior
17 800 (3.72%) Architect
17 800 (3.72%) Senior .NET Developer
18 757 (3.52%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11,546 (53.65%) .NET
2 6,977 (32.42%) ASP.NET
3 5,059 (23.51%) HTML
4 4,468 (20.76%) CSS
5 4,352 (20.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3,617 (16.81%) AngularJS
7 3,483 (16.19%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3,303 (15.35%) .NET Framework
9 2,692 (12.51%) jQuery
10 2,417 (11.23%) Web Services
11 2,347 (10.91%) WCF
12 2,045 (9.50%) Entity Framework
13 1,968 (9.15%) RESTful
14 1,565 (7.27%) HTML5
15 1,538 (7.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 1,479 (6.87%) XML
17 1,430 (6.65%) WPF
18 1,416 (6.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 1,158 (5.38%) Node.js
20 1,092 (5.07%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1,729 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1,623 (7.54%) Greenfield Project
3 1,437 (6.68%) Computer Science
4 807 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
5 701 (3.26%) Fintech
6 636 (2.96%) User Experience
7 595 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 578 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
9 472 (2.19%) Mobile App
10 450 (2.09%) Replication
11 413 (1.92%) Clustering
12 318 (1.48%) Data Centre
13 308 (1.43%) Hedge funds
14 276 (1.28%) Data Structures
15 249 (1.16%) Equities
16 230 (1.07%) Algorithms
17 205 (0.95%) Derivative
18 201 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 190 (0.88%) Tandem
20 185 (0.86%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4,190 (19.47%) Windows
2 1,811 (8.42%) Windows Server
3 1,625 (7.55%) Linux
4 653 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 647 (3.01%) Unix
6 590 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 404 (1.88%) Android
8 302 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 288 (1.34%) Apple iOS
10 244 (1.13%) Windows 10
11 233 (1.08%) Windows 7
12 148 (0.69%) Solaris
13 137 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 121 (0.56%) CentOS
15 101 (0.47%) Ubuntu
16 88 (0.41%) AIX
17 87 (0.40%) Windows 8
18 78 (0.36%) Mac OS X
19 63 (0.29%) HPUX
20 56 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8,061 (37.46%) Agile Software Development
2 6,689 (31.08%) MVC
3 3,817 (17.74%) TDD
4 3,687 (17.13%) Business Intelligence
5 2,884 (13.40%) Scrum
6 2,692 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
7 2,131 (9.90%) BDD
8 2,033 (9.45%) Web Application Development
9 1,997 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
10 1,980 (9.20%) ETL
11 1,936 (9.00%) OO
12 1,726 (8.02%) Web Development
13 1,710 (7.95%) Software Engineering
14 1,423 (6.61%) SDLC
15 1,376 (6.39%) Analytics
16 1,335 (6.20%) Test Automation
17 1,304 (6.06%) ITIL
18 1,294 (6.01%) DevOps
19 1,244 (5.78%) Unit Testing
20 1,097 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11,519 (53.53%) C#
2 11,125 (51.70%) SQL
3 6,450 (29.97%) JavaScript
4 4,177 (19.41%) T-SQL
5 1,985 (9.22%) Java
6 1,680 (7.81%) PowerShell
7 1,175 (5.46%) Python
8 993 (4.61%) VB.NET
9 891 (4.14%) Ruby
10 619 (2.88%) PHP
11 589 (2.74%) VB
12 575 (2.67%) C++
13 553 (2.57%) VBA
14 445 (2.07%) TypeScript
15 424 (1.97%) PL/SQL
16 336 (1.56%) Perl
17 325 (1.51%) C
18 315 (1.46%) Bash Shell
19 236 (1.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 203 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2,691 (12.51%) Degree
2 851 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 721 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 418 (1.94%) MCSE
5 407 (1.89%) Security Cleared
6 196 (0.91%) SC Cleared
7 193 (0.90%) MCSA
8 156 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 151 (0.70%) MCP
10 142 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
11 130 (0.60%) ISEB
12 128 (0.59%) CCNA
13 92 (0.43%) MCITP
14 91 (0.42%) ISTQB
15 81 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
16 78 (0.36%) CISSP
17 68 (0.32%) MCPD
18 67 (0.31%) DBS Check
18 67 (0.31%) DV Cleared
19 66 (0.31%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 750 (3.49%) QA
2 397 (1.84%) Data Quality
3 339 (1.58%) SLA
4 168 (0.78%) GDPR
5 144 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 80 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 47 (0.22%) GCP
8 37 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 28 (0.13%) COBIT
9 28 (0.13%) MiFID
9 28 (0.13%) PMO
10 17 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 14 (0.065%) EMIR
12 13 (0.060%) WAI
13 11 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials
14 10 (0.046%) WCAG
15 9 (0.042%) HL7
16 8 (0.037%) FATCA
16 8 (0.037%) GAMP
17 7 (0.033%) IFRS
System Software
1 1,530 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 807 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 676 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 563 (2.62%) Docker
5 256 (1.19%) vSphere
6 187 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
7 155 (0.72%) XenApp
8 133 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
9 109 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
10 81 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 69 (0.32%) HDFS
12 47 (0.22%) Firmware
13 46 (0.21%) XenServer
14 45 (0.21%) Terminal Services
14 45 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
15 39 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
16 36 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
17 32 (0.15%) BitLocker
18 26 (0.12%) Apache Flume
19 23 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 399 (1.85%) SCCM
2 356 (1.65%) Puppet
3 299 (1.39%) Ansible
4 291 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 214 (0.99%) Kubernetes
6 192 (0.89%) Kibana
7 181 (0.84%) SCOM
8 118 (0.55%) Terraform
9 104 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 100 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
11 89 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
12 88 (0.41%) Nagios
13 80 (0.37%) WSUS
14 69 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 69 (0.32%) Salt
15 64 (0.30%) Perfmon
16 58 (0.27%) vCenter Server
17 56 (0.26%) SCVMM
18 55 (0.26%) Data Guard
19 54 (0.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 8,576 (39.85%) Microsoft
2 2,836 (13.18%) Oracle
3 1,185 (5.51%) VMware
4 739 (3.43%) Tableau
5 666 (3.09%) Google
6 492 (2.29%) Citrix
7 457 (2.12%) Cisco
8 442 (2.05%) SAP
9 317 (1.47%) Xamarin
10 299 (1.39%) Facebook
11 290 (1.35%) Red Hat
12 261 (1.21%) IBM
13 253 (1.18%) HP
14 236 (1.10%) Sitecore
15 230 (1.07%) Capita
16 213 (0.99%) Cognos
17 204 (0.95%) ServiceNow
18 190 (0.88%) Informatica
19 180 (0.84%) Sybase
20 175 (0.81%) Salesforce.com